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Friday 13 May 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National

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Young swimmers prepare for NZ event
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Swimming enthusiasts, from left, Rebecca Tangiataua, Itirangi Pennycook, Taunga Miller and Esther Miller are looking forward to participating in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Swimming Competition which will be held on July 31.

The students make up part of the Puaikura Aquatic’s Club who have participated in the New Zealand event for some years, and are aiming  to improve their personal best times.

Twelve-year-old Taunga Miller, a student of Apii Te Uki Ou, enjoys the sport and will be attending the overseas swimming meet for the third time.

“I can swim confidently, swimming kind of builds every muscle in your body and it’s very non-injuring,” Taunga said.

“It’s a whole lot of fun and a good experience.”